Monday, July 21, 2014

Good Vibes | Monday Playlist


Mondays can be the worst sometimes. Here are some of the tracks I'm listening to today to keep up the good vibes!

#NOWPLAYING

Foxes - "Glorious"


C2C - "Down The Road"

Danity Kane - "Lemonade"

ASTR - "Blue Hawaii"

Flume - "Space Cadet" ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut


Happy Monday y'all :) What are you guys listening to?

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GIVEAWAY | July Prize Pack

Here's what's up for grabs this week! :)

Includes:
- 1 ZIGIny t-shirt
- 1 copy of 'Start Something That Matters' by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie
- 1 sample of U by Kotex
- 1 sample of Playtex Sport
- 1 Splat Hair Color complete kit (Lusty Lavender)
- 1 copy of 'Fashion 101' by Erika Stalder
- 1 pair of Secret tights
- 1 set of imPRESS nails
- 1 NYC New York Color Plumping Lip Gloss
- 1 3FFashions tank top size S

TWO WAYS TO ENTER:

1. Follow me on Twitter & retweet this -

>>HERE<<

2. Leave a comment on this post with your fave part of summer so far.

*Feel free to do both!

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Contest details:
- Open worldwide
- Ends on Saturday, July 26th @ midnight PST
- Winner will be selected at random and notified on Sunday, July 27th

GOOD LUCK! :)

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NXNE Part 2: Danny Brown, St. Vincent & More


Here are some other highlights from my whirlwind NXNE week of festivities:


YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE

 Danny Brown, June 19
He put on a seriously dope show after finally getting across the border


 St. Vincent, June 20
Funny story about the St. Vincent show......I was with my (tall) friends in the crowd amongst SO many people and I a) still managed to take those photos above, which is QUITE the struggle when you have to find a gap between people's necks and arm pits [I wasn't that close, I had my zoom lens] and b) a drum stick came out of nowhere and fell from the sky, hitting me directly in the face. Aka, I got a battle wound. Worst of all, I don't even know if the drum stick came from the stage, but I didn't even get to keep it. Some girls behind me fought over it. Bitches, I'm the one who got hit in the face with it.......

Anyways, I was blown away by St. Vincent's show that I didn't even care anymore. She has some mad skillz on guitar and KILLED it in corn rows.

NXNE Interactive

In addition to the many, many shows throughout the city, there were also interactive panels/interview sessions with some of the most influential people in the industry. I checked out a keynote with Drake co-manager and OVO founder/creative director Oliver El-Khatib. Gavin Sheppard, of The Remix Project, moderated the in-depth interview, which gave us insight into the development of such a successful brand and the importance of a strong and talented team.


DAKOTA TAVERN

I swung by the Dakota Tavern on June 19 and checked out a fun set by Montreal-based band How Sad


TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR

I had an awesome time at a Red Bull Sound Select show in NYC so I was excited to check out one in Toronto for this festival. The lineup for the night was:
Beca
allie
Young Magic
Autre Ne Veut
& a secret show by Sleigh Bells



Until next year, NXNE 2015!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, June 27, 2014

NXNE: 20th Anniversary Party


NXNE is always a busy time. I had a jam-packed schedule that I had to balance with my part-time job and other life stuff. But I love NXNE because there's so much going on and I can usually time things so that they work out pretty well. One of the first events I checked out was the 20th Anniversary Party at Edward Day Gallery on Queen West.

I had a spot at the red carpet and here's a glimpse of who came out to the party!

Adriiana, musician | Tre Armstrong, choreographer

4Count, musicians

Secret Broadcast, musicians | Jarvis Church, musician

Adam van Koeverden, Olympian |
Jeff Douglas, Talia Schlanger, Lana Gay - CBC

Sunny Fong, fashion designer - VAWK | PRTY H3RO, musician

Marc Maron, comedian

Die Mannequin, musicians

CAI.RO, musicians | 
Amy Matysio, actress & Karrnnel Sawitsky, musician

 Jian Ghomeshi, CBC | Shawn Hewson, fashion designer - Bustle

 Carlos Bustamante, YTV | 
Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong, fashion designers - Greta Constantine

It was a fun night of mingling and such.

 I caught up with the boys of 4Count, who'll be in an upcoming issue of Faze!

NXNE part 2 still to come!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, June 26, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Alli Simpson Style Shoot

Via Facebook
Already a past Faze Magazine cover star, the adorable Alli Simpson will be featured once again in our upcoming issue. We had a fun back-to-school style shoot with the Australian beauty earlier this month. You may recognize her as Cody Simpson's younger sis, but she's quickly making a name for herself, through her own singing talents and her incredibly pretty Instagram.


IG: @christinadun
Sneak peek via Alli's IG:




She has a new single out now - check out 'Guilty'


Keep an eye out for her in the next issue of Faze!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MuchMusic Video Awards [Part 2]


My friend Naomi and I were super excited to cover this year's MMVAs on June 15th. Naturally, we took lots of selfies. It was pretty chaotic the entire night, with the streets blocked off, crazy screaming fans, and such. We mainly stayed in the media room though (photos of the celebs who stopped by HERE) so we avoided being amongst the massive crowds.



Fave performance of the night:


After the awards show, we checked out the Universal Music after party at Maison Mercer, which was pretty rad.


Overall, it was an awesome experience! Peace out, until next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MuchMusic Video Awards 2014 [Part 1]


I've always watched the MuchMusic Video Awards from my living room couch in Surrey, BC and this year I finally got to see inside the huge Canadian entertainment event up close. I got a media pass for this year's MMVAs to cover it for Faze Magazine and it was pretty cool!


Part 1: Photos from the media room -

Nikki Yanofsky
Jena Malone
Victoria Duffield
Laura Vandervoort
Down With Webster

Sonreal
Fefe Dobson
MAGIC!
 Marianas Trench

Lorde
Kiernan Shipka
Imagine Dragons
Sam Roberts
Hedley
Alyssa Reid & Virginia To Vegas
Part 2 of my MMVA experience coming up!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28